Cold Recipes

Rock Hard Apple Cider

Posted on 13 November 2016

Have you started making plans for your Thanksgiving extravaganza?  We are just over a week away from the holiday that celebrates how thankful we are for friends, family, and food, which is also the core of who we are at De Nigris.

hard-apple-cider

If you’re like me and have already started to prepare a menu for Thanksgiving, then you’re probably thinking about what drinks you’re going to make to accompany all that delicious food. To mix it up a bit this year, I tried something new and created a hard apple cider cocktail that’ll be sure to keep the conversation lively! I used pear infused balsamic vinegar to balance out the sweetness and the result was a refreshing yet cozy drink perfect for fall.

Ingredients

1/2 bottle of a dry hard apple cider (we used Angry Orchard Bone Dry)  -  1oz maple or honey flavored whiskey  -  1oz apple brandy  -  1/2 oz cinnamon liquor  -  1 tsp. De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar or Fruttati of choice  -  1 sliced apple and a cinnamon stick for garnish

Directions

  1. Have two glasses handy that are about the same size.
  2. Fill one glass with whiskey, brandy, cinnamon liquor and balsamic vinegar. Give it a quick stir. Fill the other glass with ice and then half-way with hard apple cider. Pour the contents of the other glass over the cider and give a very gentle stir (you don’t want to stir out the bubbles!). Top off with some more hard cider, garnish with a couple pieces of sliced apple and a cinnamon stick, and say cheers to autumn!

As you start to prepare your Thanksgiving toast, make sure you have a fun, festive drink to share with your guests. What are your festive drink plans for Thanksgiving this year?

Post and recipe by the lovely Claire Giegerich